Jesse Crain has been dealt to Tampa Bay, according to a source.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2013
The one White Sox who is physically restrained from ruining his trade value has been traded.
For what exactly he’s been dealt for sounds like a conditional situation at the moment, where the number of appearances he can make after recovering will determine the White Sox return.
#chisox get PTBNLs or $ for crain
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 29, 2013
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 29, 2013
Considering the normal returns when handing relievers three-year contracts, Crain lived a heroic existence. He never lost his role due to sustained incompetence, he never missed an entire season due to injury, and actually got more valuable as his contract wore on. This does not happen all the time.
Jesse Crain was a damn fine pitcher with the White Sox. 150 IP, 28.7% strikeout and held batters to .203/.290/.312. Good luck in Tampa.
— Cee Angi (@CeeAngi) July 29, 2013
You said it, Cee.
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